Students in caps and gowns at graduation.

Honors College Graduation

Ceremony Details

The Honors College will host its annual Graduation Celebration on Thursday, May 14, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo north campus.

Check in begins at 5 p.m. You should plan to arrive to the site no later than 5:30 p.m. to be seated by the start of the ceremony at 6 p.m.


During the ceremony each student will be recognized. Students are asked to wear their graduation cap and gown. Assistance with your graduation hood will be provided.


Parking is available in the parking lots near the Center for the Arts on the North Campus.

Student Speaker

All students interested in being the student speaker must submit a speech, no longer than five minutes in duration focusing on your Honors College experience. More details coming soon!

Requested Materials

More details coming soon!

Graduation Survey

The Honors College is eager to hear about your undergraduate experience. You will receive an email from the Honors College with a unique link to complete a brief survey which includes your RSVP for graduation and ticket request.

The first part of the survey will be used to highlight your accomplishments and future plans during the graduation ceremony.

Accessibility Accommodations

Accessibility accommodations for your family members are available on a limited basis. Please contact Jonathan Freifeld directly at jmfreife@buffalo.edu to discuss these accommodations. If we do not have your request by April 26, 2020, we may not be able to secure reserved seats for your family members.

Additional Information

University at Buffalo Commencement Information

Last updated: September 21, 2020 2:39 pm EST